Environment, Health and Safety Stewardship
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (HCCBPL) follows Environment, Health and
Safety (EHS) standards as implemented in the operations of The Coca-Cola Company
across all countries worldwide. HCCBPL complies with all applicable regulations
prescribed by the law of the land and focuses on Water Resource Management, Energy
Management and Solid Waste Management towards mitigation of its environment impact.
HCCBPL emphasizes the purchase of energy efficient equipment at the design stage,
with the appropriate upkeep of such equipment to maintain efficient running throughout
its lifetime. In line with our business policy, the processes and performance of
equipment are reviewed periodically and wherever warranted, the processes/equipment
are upgraded/replaced for improved performance.
Approximately 20% of energy used by HCCBPL comes from renewable energy mix and HCCBPL
plans to expand it to 40% by the year 2020.
HCCBPL emphasizes on using environmentally friendly and greener fuel in its trucks.
In order to achieve this objective, HCCBPL had converted 12 % of Company Owned trucks
to CNG and for its operations in cities where CNG dispensing units are available,
has also decided to induct new trucks which are CNG compliant. The use of CNG is
a forward move to lessen the emission of greenhouse gases that pose the risk of
Waste Management Practices
HCCBPL emphasizes on 3-R policy (Reduce, Reuse/Recycle and Replenish) for Waste
management. We have been working in partnership with our suppliers for optimizing
the primary and secondary packaging to minimize the waste generation. Bulk packaging
and re-usable packages are introduced wherever possible to further achieve waste
Almost all recyclable waste such as glass, paper, waste crown, etc., from manufacturing
operations is recycled through authorized waste recycler.
We at HCCBPL take responsibility to review the packaging we use and ensure that
any negative impact arising from our production or disposal is minimized.
Finding the balance between under-packaging and over-packaging is the aim for us.
To be able to address this responsibility effectively, we believe in taking a Life-Cycle
approach. This also commonly referred to as Cradle-to-Grave process, covers the
consecutive and interlinked stages of a product system, from raw material acquisition
or generation from natural resources to final disposal.
This framework is the intersection between the role of packaging and the principles
of sustainability. It addresses how packaging can positively contribute to the sustainability
of a product by being:
- Designed holistically with the product in order to optimize overall environmental
- Made from responsibly sourced materials.
- Able to meet market criteria for performance and cost.
- Manufactured using clean production technologies.
- Efficiently recoverable after use.
- Sourced, manufactured, transported and recycled using renewable energy.